High Fashion Meets Midcentury Modern: Jason Wu Launches Brand New Furniture Collection

What do Michelle Obama, Reese Witherspoon and Meghan Markle have in common? They’re all fans of Jason Wu, the New York-based fashion designer whose namesake label has become a go-to for womenswear that’s chic and tailored—with a touch of downtown edge. Now, the 36-year-old Wu is bringing his well-trained eye to the home category, launching a new line of furniture with buzzy direct-to-consumer brand Interior Define.

Jason Wu x Interior Define

The just-unveiled collection includes chairs, sofas, sectionals, and ottomans. Wu drew inspiration from midcentury design, but added his own updated spin: exposed-wood frames (a first for Interior Define) outline slivers of negative space, while brass endcaps add a bit of jewelry-like luxe. Upholstery-wise, customers can choose from a Wu-approved selection of fabrics and leather options, while wood finishes are available in either black or oiled walnut.

Designer Jason Wu

While Wu is used to designing multiple ready-to-wear collections every year, his latest undertaking required a different approach. “Furniture isn’t a seasonal thing like fashion—it has to last,” says Wu. “A sofa or sectional is the centerpiece of your home or apartment, so it’s something you shouldn’t get tired of!”

The designer spent almost a year working on the collection

A city dweller himself, Wu says he was also careful about getting the dimensions just right. “Being a New Yorker, you’re always thinking about small-space solutions, so every square inch counts,” he says, noting that loveseats are available as small as 65″ wide, while matching ottomans can be added to any sofa create a chaise on one side.

An 85″ sofa will set you back from $2,095, while an accent chair from $1,095. “It’s elevated, but it’s still approachable,” notes the designer.

Source: House Beautiful

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